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#567

The Living Universe

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From Tuesday 14 August at 9:30pm

The new space race has begun. The Living Universe brings to life the epic future journey of an autonomous spacecraft to a planet far beyond our Solar System, in search of alien life. We meet the greatest minds of today in the fields of space exploration, planetary science and astrobiology as they confront the overwhelming challenges that this future interstellar mission presents, driven by a need to solve the oldest human mystery: are we alone?

Just 25 years ago, the universe was changed forever. The discovery of the first exoplanet - a planet orbiting a star other than our sun - revolutionised astronomy. Since then we’ve learnt that every single star in the sky hosts at least one planet. And as many of a quarter of them could have the right conditions for life. There are literally billions of new worlds out there for us to explore within our own milky way. Could one of them host life?

The Living Universe brings to life, in breathtaking CGI, an epic future journey that our species has already begun: the voyage of an autonomous spacecraft to a planet beyond our Solar System in search of life. Join NASA planetary explorers Gentry Lee and Steve Squyres; and exo-planet hunters Sara Seager, Francois Forget and Natalie Batalha on their quest to find life beyond Earth.

Production details: A 4 x 1 hr documentary series. An Essential Media and Entertainment and Zed coproduction. Financed in association with Screen Australia and Create NSW.


#568

Who Killed Belinda Peisley?

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Tuesday 7 August at 9:30pm

In 1998, 19 year old mother of two Belinda Peisley went missing in the Blue Mountains town of Katoomba. She has not contacted her children, her parents, her aunt or any of her friends since her disappearance. Inexplicably, police did not report her disappearance to the Coroner for eight years.

As the inquest into Belinda’s disappearance finally gets underway in 2012, a striking cast of characters appear to give evidence, most linked to the drug culture prevalent in Katoomba. The long interval that has passed and the damage that drug addiction has caused present huge challenges. Much of the evidence has gone cold and the Coroner can have no certainty as to the veracity of the evidence he hears.

Investigative documentary-maker Helen Barrow has followed the case for over seven years, taking her cameras into the homes and lives of Belinda’s family, neighbours, friends, witnesses and persons of interest, and into the courtroom each day of the inquest, to follow Belinda’s story.

As the Coroner handed down his finding that Belinda died in or around Katoomba, of unknown cause, this compelling and shocking new documentary asks Who Killed Belinda Peisley? The 59-minute documentary is a grippy courtroom drama and investigation into the culture of a community who to this day harbour dark secrets about Belinda’s disappearance.

The documentary’s release is timed to coincide with National Missing Persons Week (Aug 5-11).

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The six extra chapters released on ABC iview take the viewer deeper into the events through unique themed bonus episodes that raise important questions about a town, an inquest, the ripple effect on friends and family of an unsolved homicide; while also shining a spotlight on those who are missing presumed dead in our society.

Fear & Memory: Time passing and drug use clearly impact on the memories of witnesses but just as clearly so does a sense of menace in the courtroom.

Small Town Secrets: Hearsay and rumour obscures the truth at the inquest into the disappearance of Belinda Peisley and dark and isolated Katoomba keeps her secrets.

Belle: She inherited money but mental health issues caused by absent father and bipolar mother saw the animal loving attractive teenager Belinda become a drug addict.

The Ripple Effect: No body, no grieving, no funeral. Belinda Peisley’s family still suffers today. The Families and Friends of Missing Persons Unit helps families process their pain.

The Inquest: The inquest into Belinda’s disappearance focuses on three persons of interest that raise suspicions sufficient for the Coroner to refer the case to Unsolved Homicide Unit.

Finding the Missing: Belinda Peisley is one of Australia’s 2600 missing long-term persons that the AFP forensic unit use age progressing techniques to try and find.

The entire collection (one hour and extra chapters) are also available at the ABC True Crime website, home of the Unravel podcast. Find it here: abc.net.au/truecrime


#569

The Split

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From Saturday 18 August at 7:30pm

Hannah Defoe is a brilliant divorce lawyer. With her formidable mother Ruth and headstrong sister Nina she takes on cases for London’s wealthy and well-known. Following a bitter argument, Hannah leaves the family business to begin a new job at a rival firm, where she unexpectedly reconnects with the only other man she could have imagined her life with. And when Hannah’s estranged father returns after 30 years, the toxic feud between her parents is re-ignited. As the Defoe family is forced to confront their fractured past, Hannah begins to question her own marriage. As a lawyer, Hannah always gets what she wants for her clients but can she get what she wants for herself? A powerful series that explores family, love, loyalty and the messy business of divorce.

Starring: Nicola Walker (Unforgotten), Annabel Scholey (Being Human), Fiona Button (Lip Service), Deborah Findlay (The Lady in the Van), Stephen Mangan (Episodes), Anthony Head (Persuasion) Writer: Abi Morgan (The Hour)

A Sister Pictures production for BBC co-produced with SundanceTV


#570

Week commencing 5 August


Sunday 5 August
7:40pm TBA
8:30pm Jack Irish
9:25pm Wrong Kind Of Black
10:30pm Vera: Little Lazarus

Monday 6 August
8:00pm Australian Story Series Return
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm Q&A
10:40pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business
11:25pm Golf: PGA TOUR Highlights: Akron, OH

Tuesday 7 August
8:00pm Foreign Correspondent
8:30pm War On Waste Final
9:30pm Who Killed Belinda Peisley?
10:30pm ABC Late News
11:00pm The Business
11:15pm Q&A

Wednesday 8 August
8:00pm Anh’s Brush With Fame: Carrie Bickmore
8:30pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
9:00pm You Can’t Ask That: Swingers
9:30pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg
10:15pm Tonightly With Tom Ballard
10:45pm ABC Late News
11:15pm The Business
11:30pm Four Corners

Thursday 9 August
8:00pm Grand Designs Australia: Paynesville Industrial House
8:50pm Everyone’s A Critic
9:20pm Victoria: Engine Of Change
10:10pm ABC Late News
10:40pm The Business
10:55pm Cuffs
11:55pm New Blood

Friday 10 August
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Killing Eve
9:15pm Marcella
10:00pm Deadlock: Aero
10:20pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business
11:05pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
11:35pm Planet America

Saturday 11 August
7:30pm Shakespeare & Hathaway
8:20pm DCI Banks: To Burn In Every Drop Of Blood (Part 1)
9:05pm Call The Midwife
10:05pm Jack Irish
11:05pm Birds Of A Feather: Tattoo You
11:30pm rage Guest Programmer: Albert Hammond Jr


#571

Week commencing 12 August


Sunday 12 August
7:40pm Grand Designs: House Of The Year: Country Homes
8:30pm Jack Irish Series Final
9:25pm Vera: Ghost Position
10:55pm Code Of A Killer
11:45pm The Last Impresario

Monday 13 August
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm Q&A
10:40pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business
11:25pm Can We Save The Reef?

Tuesday 14 August
8:00pm Foreign Correspondent
8:30pm Catalyst: Feeding Australia Season Premiere
9:30pm The Living Universe: The Planet Hunters Season Premiere
10:25pm ABC Late News
10:55pm The Business
11:10pm Q&A

Wednesday 15 August
8:00pm Anh’s Brush With Fame: Dr Munjed Al Muderis
8:30pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
9:00pm You Can’t Ask That: Schizophrenia
9:30pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg
10:15pm Tonightly With Tom Ballard
10:45pm ABC Late News
11:15pm The Business
11:30pm Four Corners

Thursday 16 August
8:00pm Grand Designs Australia: Five Dock Retro House
8:50pm Everyone’s A Critic: Campbelltown Arts Centre
9:20pm TBA
10:50pm The Business
11:10pm Cuffs

Friday 17 August
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Killing Eve: Sorry Baby
9:15pm Marcella
10:00pm Deadlock: Zai
10:15pm ABC Late News
10:45pm The Business
11:00pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
11:30pm Planet America

Saturday 18 August
7:30pm The Split Season Premiere
8:30pm DCI Banks: To Burn In Every Drop Of Blood (Part 2)
9:20pm Call The Midwife Season Final
10:20pm Jack Irish
11:15pm Birds Of A Feather: Blinded By Love
11:40pm rage Guest Programmer: Franz Ferdinand


#572

Week commencing 19 August


Sunday 19 August
7:40pm Grand Designs: House Of The Year: Country Homes
8:30pm Rake Series Premiere
9:25pm Vera: Sandancers
10:55pm Code Of A Killer
11:45pm Rwanda & Juliet

Monday 20 August
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm Q&A
10:40pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business
11:25pm Golf: PGA TOUR Highlights: Greensboro, NC

Tuesday 21 August
8:00pm Foreign Correspondent
8:30pm Catalyst: Feeding Australia
9:30pm The Living Universe: The Explorers
10:25pm ABC Late News
10:55pm The Business
11:10pm Q&A

Wednesday 22 August
8:00pm Anh’s Brush With Fame: John Williamson
8:30pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
9:00pm You Can’t Ask That: Drag
9:30pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg
10:15pm Tonightly With Tom Ballard
10:45pm ABC Late News
11:15pm The Business
11:30pm Four Corners

Thursday 23 August
8:00pm Grand Designs Australia: Kyneton Flat Pack House
8:50pm Everyone’s A Critic: National Gallery Of Victoria - Australian Collection Series Final
9:20pm TBA
10:20pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business
11:05pm Cuffs

Friday 24 August
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Killing Eve: I Have A Thing About Bathrooms
9:15pm Marcella
10:00pm Deadlock: Jed
10:20pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business
11:05pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
11:40pm Planet America

Saturday 25 August
7:30pm The Split
8:30pm DCI Banks: A Little Bit Of Heart (Part 1)
9:15pm Rake
10:15pm The Last Post: The New Man
11:15pm Birds Of A Feather: Blinded By Love
11:40pm rage Guest Programmer


#573

ABC advising that a program is being broadcast in colour is a bit of a throwback to the 1970s. :smiley:


#574

Thanks - now fixed.


#575

Who Killed Belinda Peisley?

Update

Available on iview from today, 6 extra chapters (6 x 10mins)


#576

Loch Ness

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From Thursday 30 August at 8:50pm

Beneath the waters of Loch Ness, we see the pigment bleached body of an unidentified middleaged man, curling stones tied to his ankles.

On her day off, Det Sergeant Annie Redford (Laura Fraser) is called upon by her boss DCI Frank Smilie (John Sessions) to clear up a gory prank, which reporters are claiming with tongue in cheek, to be the washed-up remains of the Loch Ness Monster. Annie, with a raging hangover, heads to the lochside where the inexperienced PC Jason Denny (Murray Fraser) helps her clear up the decaying animal entrails. Among the remains Jason finds a heart, which he bags.

Meanwhile, piano teacher Niall Swift (Jordan McCurrach) is sacked by widower Dr Marr (John Heffenan), for giving his daughter inappropriate music. When Swift accuses Marr of hypocrisy an argument ensues. Shortly afterwards Swift receives a text from someone who wants to meet him at a local beauty spot. A couple of hours later we see college principal, Craig Petrie (Alastair MacKenzie), in full running gear, standing over Swift’s twisted, broken, blooded body as it lies at the foot of a cliff. Before Petrie calls for help, he pockets Swift’s phone.

The pathologist ascertains that Swift was murdered and a sliver of his brain was removed. DCI Lauren Quigley (Siobhan Finneran) is seconded to the case to head up the investigation and is later joined by forensic psychologist Blake Albrighton (Don Gilet), whom she drafts in, much to Smilie’s dismay. Annie shows Quigley the spot where Swift was killed and finds a newspaper from the day of the murder in a gully nearby.

The investigation is further complicated when the heart Jason found among the animal remains turns out to be human. The teenagers responsible for the prank, Jonjo (Keiran Gallacher), Kieran (Jack Bannon) and Annie’s daughter Evie (Shona McHugh), are brought in for questioning, and Annie, now compromised, is off the case, causing tensions at home.

Elsewhere, we meet Kieran’s brother Jordan (Oliver Greenall), a young man with locked-in syndrome who awakens and begins to show signs of recovery. Could he be connected to the events and will the police identify the killer before he can strike again?

ITV Studios Production; Executive Producer Tim Haines; Writer Stephen Brady; Producer: Alan J Wands Directors: Brian Kelly, Cilla Ware


#577

Just saw the promo for this and it does look good.


#578

Week commencing 26 August


Sunday 26 August
7:40pm Grand Designs: House Of The Year: The Minimalists and The Winner Series Final
8:30pm Rake: Greene v The United States
9:25pm Vera: Silent Voices
10:55pm Code Of A Killer Series Final
11:40pm New Blood

Monday 27 August
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm Q&A
10:40pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business
11:30pm Golf: PGA TOUR Highlights: Paramus, NJ

Tuesday 28 August
8:00pm Foreign Correspondent
8:30pm Catalyst Series Return
9:30pm Living Universe: Second Genesis
10:25pm ABC Late News
10:55pm The Business
11:10pm Q&A

Wednesday 29 August
8:00pm Anh’s Brush With Fame: Lauren Jackson
8:30pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
9:00pm You Can’t Ask That: Priests Series Final
9:30pm TBA
10:10pm Tonightly With Tom Ballard
10:40pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business
11:25pm Four Corners

Thursday 30 August
8:00pm Grand Designs Australia: Trinity Beach Pole House
8:50pm Loch Ness Series Premiere
9:40pm QI: M-Places
10:10pm ABC Late News
10:40pm The Business
10:55pm Cuffs
11:55pm Loch Ness

Friday 31 August
7:30pm Gardening Australia: Spring Special
8:30pm Killing Eve: Take Me To The Hole!
9:15pm Marcella
10:00pm QI: Miscellany
10:35pm ABC Late News
11:05pm The Business
11:20pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
11:50pm Planet America

Saturday 1 September
7:30pm The Split
8:30pm DCI Banks: A Little Bit Of Heart (Part 2)
9:15pm Rake: Greene v The United States
10:10pm The Last Post: Starfish
11:10pm Birds Of A Feather: Back To Zero
11:35pm rage Guest Programmer


#579

triple j’s One Night Stand

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Sunday 2 September at 9:30pm

This year triple j’s One Night Stand concert comes to you from the Tasmanian town of St Helens.

Hosted by triple j Mornings presenter Linda Marigliano, One Night Stand features live performances from Vance Joy, Peking Duk, Tkay Maidza, Middle Kids and Alex the Astronaut, as well a bunch of special guests. One Night Stand will screen as a 90-minute special, the day after the concert, 9:30pm Sunday 2 September on ABC and ABC iview.

triple j’s annual free, all ages concert provides the chance to experience live music in an area that’s not on the usual musical touring map. It’s also a chance for the rest of Australia to get to know a special part of the country and this year it’s the Tasmanian town of St Helens’ turn to shine. triple j will be live broadcasting the concert live from 12pm on Saturday 1 September, and throughout the broadcast you’ll get to know some local legends who’ll be putting their town on the map.

As part of this, thanks to triple j Unearthed, you’ll be able to check out local Launceston band The Sleepyheads as they open up the One Night Stand concert with their positive punk rock and clever lyrics. They’ve already played some killer shows, having previously supported Dune Rats and Tired Lion and appeared at festivals like Falls and Party In The Paddock so you can expect a big early crowd for these Tassie heroes. Having previously collaborated on a song together, they also count a certain high-profile St Helens band as mates, which has us wondering whether they might bring up a special guest?

The Sleepyheads join some of the biggest artists in the country right now, taking to the same stage as Vance Joy, Peking Duk, Tkay Maidza, Middle Kids and Alex the Astronaut. Vance Joy hardly needs an introduction, having won over the world since his mega-hit ‘Riptide’ took out #1 in 2013’s Hottest 100. Electronic duo Peking Duk, also fan faves, scored not one but two spots in last year’s Hottest 100.


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#580

Week commencing 2 September


Sunday 2 September
7:40pm TBA
8:30pm Rake: Evans v Greene
9:30pm triple j’s One Night Stand
11:00pm Indian Summers

Monday 3 September
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm Q&A
10:40pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business
11:30pm Mambo: Art Irritates Life

Tuesday 4 September
8:00pm Foreign Correspondent
8:30pm Catalyst: Beating Diabetes
9:30pm Search For Second Earth: Contact Final
10:25pm ABC Late News
10:55pm The Business
11:15pm Q&A

Wednesday 5 September
8:00pm Anh’s Brush With Fame: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
8:30pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
9:00pm Back In Very Small Business Season premiere
9:35pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg: Andy Serkis
10:15pm Tonightly With Tom Ballard
10:45pm ABC Late News
11:15pm The Business
11:30pm Four Corners

Thursday 6 September
8:00pm Grand Designs Australia: Trinity Beach Pole House
8:50pm Loch Ness
9:40pm QI: Maths
10:10pm ABC Late News
10:40pm The Business
10:55pm Cuffs
11:55pm Loch Ness

Friday 7 September
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Killing Eve: I Don’t Want To Be Free
9:15pm Marcella
10:05pm QI: Marriage And Mating
10:35pm ABC Late News
11:05pm The Business
11:20pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering

Saturday 8 September
7:30pm The Split
8:30pm DCI Banks: Undertow (Part 1)
9:20pm Rake: Evans v Greene
10:20pm The Last Post: Above Thy Deep And Dreamless Sleep
11:20pm Birds Of A Feather: You Can’t Always Get What You Want Final
11:45pm rage Guest Programmer


#581

As seen just before 7pm


ABC operations
#582

Apple Tree Yard

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Saturday 22 September at 8:30pm

Dr Yvonne Carmichael has a wonderful career and family. But when she receives unexpected attention from an enigmatic stranger, she’s shocked by her passion. But gradually she realises she is playing a very dangerous game.


#583

Week commencing 9 September


Sunday 9 September
7:40pm Joanna Lumley’s India Rpt
8:30pm Rake: Gold and Greene v Red
9:25pm Vera: A Certain Samaritan
11:00pm Indian Summers
11:50pm Healing

Monday 10 September
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm Q&A: High School Students Special
10:40pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business
11:30pm Golf: PGA TOUR Highlights: Newton Square, PA

Tuesday 11 September
8:00pm Foreign Correspondent
8:30pm Catalyst
9:30pm David Attenborough’s Conquest Of The Skies: The First To Fly Rpt
10:25pm ABC Late News
10:55pm The Business
11:10pm Q&A: High School Students Special

Wednesday 12 September
8:00pm Anh’s Brush With Fame: Sigrid Thornton Season Final
8:30pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
9:00pm Back In Very Small Business
9:35pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg: John Cleese & Sara Pascoe
10:15pm Bucket
10:45pm ABC Late News
11:15pm The Business
11:30pm Four Corners

Thursday 13 September
8:00pm Grand Designs Australia: Stonyfell Watertank House
8:50pm Loch Ness
9:40pm QI: Middle Muddle
10:10pm ABC Late News
10:40pm The Business
(CC,Repeat)
10:55pm Hitting Home With Sarah Ferguson

Friday 14 September
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Killing Eve Season Final
9:15pm Marcella Season Final
10:00pm QI: Messing With Your Mind
10:35pm ABC Late News
11:05pm The Business
11:20pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
11:50pm Planet America

Saturday 15 September
7:30pm The Split
8:30pm DCI Banks: Undertow (Part 2) Season Final
9:20pm Rake: Gold and Greene v Red
10:15pm The Last Post: The CO’s Boy
11:15pm rage Guest Programmer


#584

EXPOSED: The Case of Keli Lane

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From Tuesday 25 September at 8:30pm

EX. MURDER. SECRETS. LIES.

A missing baby. Her mother behind bars.

Award-winning journalist Caro Meldrum-Hanna in her most gripping investigation yet.

In this ground-breaking three-part television event, EXPOSED: The Case of Keli Lane , Caro Meldrum-Hanna investigates one of Australia’s most notorious crimes: the disappearance of two-day old Tegan Lane and the conviction of her mother Keli Lane of her murder.

Will Keli finally break her silence?

What happened to baby Tegan?

In December 2010 Keli Lane was found guilty of murdering her newborn daughter Tegan. During the entirely circumstantial case, the prosecution argued Keli killed Tegan because having a child would interfere with her goal to play water polo for Australia at the 2000 Olympic Games.

Over the years Keli has steadfastly maintained her innocence, sticking to her story that after concealing her pregnancy from everybody, she had given Tegan to the baby’s father – a man named Andrew Norris, who has never been found.

Now, 22 years after Tegan vanished, Keli has asked Caro to investigate her story.

Assisted by investigative journalist Elise Worthington, Caro sets out to shed new light on the mystery of Tegan’s disappearance. What dark secrets is Keli keeping? Is Tegan dead - or could she be alive? Was Keli’s trial a miscarriage of justice?

Caro and Elise revisit key people in Keli’s life and track down new witnesses, revealing information and material that has never been found. As the journalists piece together the puzzle of Keli Lane’s life, a different picture of her begins to emerge.

As the series hurtles towards its suspenseful conclusion, Caro becomes a character in her own search for the truth.

EXPOSED: The Case of Keli Lane, airs across three Tuesday nights from 8.30pm 25 September on ABC and iview.


#585

As of today ABC has dropped Pointless from its schedule and will be airing Season 9 of Dr Who in its place.


#586

Is this because Pointless Australia has caused brand damage to the original series?